Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics


Reply

Would Like Some Info...

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-11-2012, 11:47 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Geary, Oklahoma
Posts: 204
Would Like Some Info...

I have someone who is asking me a question that I do not know the answer to.

What needs to be met, for the action, to build a 338 Edge or 338 Lapua?

Let me elaborate. Can a factory action, like Rem 700 be used?

I tried to find some info. I looked around at others who have built this caliber and could not find one built with a Remington. They were either on a custom action or a Savage.

So can it be done off of a a stock run of the mill Rem 700 LA.

For some reason I have it in my mind that the answer is no.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-11-2012, 12:21 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 286
Re: Would Like Some Info...

They both can be made off of a standard magnum long action. The Lapua has a larger bolt face so there will need to be a little more work done on the bolt with a lapua than an edge.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-12-2012, 08:09 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Lynchburg, TN
Posts: 735
Re: Would Like Some Info...

Remington makes two factory 338 Lapua Magnum. One in a 700P and one in the 700 XCR Long Range Tactical.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-12-2012, 08:25 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,493
Re: Would Like Some Info...

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Surgeon View Post
I have someone who is asking me a question that I do not know the answer to.

What needs to be met, for the action, to build a 338 Edge or 338 Lapua?

Let me elaborate. Can a factory action, like Rem 700 be used?

I tried to find some info. I looked around at others who have built this caliber and could not find one built with a Remington. They were either on a custom action or a Savage.

So can it be done off of a a stock run of the mill Rem 700 LA.

For some reason I have it in my mind that the answer is no.

For the 338 EDGE a standard Remington 700 long action is fine. (I would recomend having it
trued for any custom barrel job.

For the 338 Lapua I would recomend a Weatherby mark 5 action because the bolt is larger
and opening the boltface up is easy and a standard 378 extractor can be used as is.

The 700 can be used for the Lapua but it requires more work by the smith.

J E CUSTOM
__________________
"PRESS ON"
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Would Like Some Info...
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
.338-.378 KT info? herr1911 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 4 09-14-2010 03:40 PM
Need info liltank Long Range Hunting & Shooting 2 10-23-2009 06:36 AM
Any one have any info on a 6.5 STW? mrjckelly Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 2 10-08-2009 10:43 AM
Info please deep diver General Discussion 0 08-17-2009 05:52 PM
6.5 STW info please! J.J.H. Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 6 04-10-2007 07:02 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC